Erica De Chavez


I am an aspiring children's book illustrator/author specializing in a mixed media style of watercolor, digital, colored pencils, markers, pencil, pastels, and collage. I have a passion for illustrating for children and animals, be it through cards, books, package design, posters, activity sheets, etc. My ultimate goal is to write and illustrate my own children's books and work with companies that are branching out into many different media areas such as App designs, video games, or film/cartoon series in order to add to my ever-growing skill set. I love to learn and try new things.

I received my BFA in Illustration from Ringling College of Art + Design. I currently live in the great Big Apple of NYC. In my free time, aside from painting and drawing, I love to snowboard, kayak, sing karaoke, and go on long walks with my joyful Jack Russell terrier, Maxwell Parrish.

If you want a copy of my current resume please email me at or call me at (407) 572 7047.

You can see additional process work and sketches along with previews of my work-in-progress art ventures on my blog:

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  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Laughing
  • Innovating
  • Storytelling
  • Taekwondo butt-kicking
  • Yoga meditating
  • and Interpretive Dancing


  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Flash
  • AfterEffects
  • Corel PainterX
  • InDesign
  • Spanish speaking
  • Watercolor
  • Pastel
  • Charcoal
  • Oil painting
  • Gouache
  • Colored pencils
  • Collage